Trip Start Feb 01, 2006
Trip End Jun 04, 2007

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The bus from Auckland took about 3 hours to get North to Whangarei. The only accomodation I could find details for was the YHA, which was supposedly a 5-minute walk from the bus stop. About 20 mins later, and 2 near collapses, I arrived at the hostel. The lady at the travel had advised of a little steep walk to get to the hostel, but she obviously didn't notice the 20+ kilogram backpack I was wearing! At least it will be all downhill on the way back to the bus stop! The views from the hostel are lovely though, and it's in a very quiet part of the town. Whangarei is a fairly big town. There is a lovely marina with lots of little shops and cafes. So I headed off for an explore and to the information centre to see what I could do tommorrow.
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